Archive for the ‘inspiration’ Category

randi brookman harris

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Gorgeous prop styling and creative direction by Randi Brookman Harris. PURE EYE CANDY. I wanna cuddle up in that fort right now.

PS Check out Randi’s interview here where she talks about how she became a prop stylist. And for daily inspiration here is her blog.

(via @alisonym)

paris vs. new york

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Simple and clever artwork depicting a visual comparison between these two cities. View them all here.

found via elements of style

nomoco illustrations

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Beautiful illustrations by Nomoco. Nomoco was born in Fukuoka, Japan and currently lives in London. Nature and the French Horn are her inspiration. She enjoys experimenting with various materials and craft-work in her works. For the past few years, she has been especially keen on playing with ink and its organic movement. View more of her work here.

images via here


Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Exquisite design by Ptarmak

via Graphic-Exchange

crafty bastards recap 1

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Overall it was a great Crafty Bastards this year. I felt like there were a lot of new vendors and a wide variety of products in comparison to the past couple years. I walked away with quite a few goodies, mostly gifts but a couple things for myself. Over the next couple of days I’m going to do a recap of my favorite vendors.

Fuzzy Ink was the first booth to catch my eye at the show. I know some people are already sick of mustaches but not me. They offered a wide range of tshirts with very original mustache illustrations and some plush mustaches as well. Check out their online shop.

Illustrators Jen Skelley (top image) and Nate Duval (second image) really caught my eye with their booth full of beautiful and unique prints. I was very close to purchasing a print from them, but couldn’t decide on one!

Tugboat Printshop‘s woodblock prints blew my mind. The illustrations were gorgeous and super detailed. I’m in awe of their wood carving skills. See details of their process here.

Ok, that’s all for today. I’ll share the rest of my favorite vendors tomorrow.

studio mpls

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Beautiful branding work by Studio MPLS. via design work life

pop chart lab

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Beautiful infographics posters by Pop Chart Lab—a collaboration between a book editor and a graphic designer that seek to put the world in charts. Looking forward to their next chart creations.

AND I’m pretty sure I need to own the Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names.

via World Famous Design Junkies

the movie title stills collection

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

The Movie Title Stills Collections is a collection of screenshots of movie titles from feature films over the years—a fabulous resource for type inspiration. And while we are on the movie titles subject, another one of my favorites websites/resources is Art of the Title Sequence, which displays videos and stills of title design from tv and film. Literally hours of inspiration.

the happiness project

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

I just finished reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and loved every single page of it. The book documents Gretchen’s year long experiment to change her life without really changing it. Written with charm and wit, it was very easy to relate to Gretchen’s journey of changing little things to increase her happiness and therefore focusing on the things that really matter. My favorite quote from the book “Flawed can be more perfect than perfection.”

I’m probably not going to start my own happiness project but I have been inspired to make lots of little changes in my life. Hope it can inspire you too!

Buy the book here.

Check out the The Happiness Project blog for help on starting your own Happiness Project.

daily calligraphy

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Daily Calligraphy features beautiful calligraphy and inspirational quotes by designer Lila Symons.